Definition of imperative:
- Expressive of command; containing positive command; authoritatively or absolutely directive; commanding; authoritative; as, imperative orders.
- Expressive of commund, entreaty, advice, or exhortation; as, the imperative mood.
- Not to be avoided or evaded; obligatory; binding; compulsory; as, an imperative duty or order.
- The imperative mood; also, a verb in the imperative mood.
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- authoritative (part of speech: adjective)
- required (part of speech: adjective)
- requirement (part of speech: noun)
- obligatory (part of speech: adjective)
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